MR. DAVTTT (Mayo, S.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether any steps have been taken by the Congested Districts Board to obtain the approval of the local landowner to the proposed deepening of the river Robe between Ballinrobe and Lough Mask for the purpose of creating a short waiter passage from localities beyond the lake to the market town of the district; and whether, if the landlord in question continues to object to the carrying out of this project, the Chief Secretary will bring in or support a Measure with the object of obtaining Parliamentary powers for the carrying out of this work?
§ MR. ATKINSON
No steps have been taken by the Congested Districts Board in the direction mentioned. The project referred to has several times been brought before the Board by Captain McCausland, who was informed that it was one entirely beyond their resources, but that the Board were willing to contribute one-third of the estimated cost, provided such contribution did not exceed £1,000.